Lawrence S. Cunningham is the John A. O'Brien Emeritus Professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame. A leading US scholar and award-winning professor, Cunningham is best known for his work in the areas of systematic theology and culture, Catholic spirituality, and Catholic saints.

Cunningham has edited or written over twenty-five books and is the Christianity editor of the forthcoming Norton Anthology of World Religions. His most recent books are Things Seen and Unseen and An Introduction to Catholicism. Cunningham has won three Catholic Press Association awards for religious writing and has been the “Booknotes” columnist for Commonweal for over ten years.